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THE GREEN RECYCLED PARTS PROCESS
The modern auto recycling process is a model of environmental responsibility. Each vehicle goes through a process meant to maximize the amount of material. In this case, the process helps to minimize the environmental impact.
Oil, gas and operating fluids pose a risk to the environment. Technicians carefully drain all the fluids and store them for reuse or recycling. Specialized equipment and methods help prevent any groundwater contamination. An average of 40 liters of fluid comes from the vehicle, for this reason, these fluids are responsibly disposed of or reused. The unusable portion of the car goes for recovery. The valuable ferrous and non-ferrous metals are made separate. The intention is to create new vehicles. Then the cycle starts again. Each car undergoes inspection to determine which parts are appropriate for auto recycling. Records are built to provide accurate inventory data of the VIN, mileage, make, model and year.
Recyclers remove and appropriately re-use, recycling and dispose of gas tanks, batteries, and tires. Each vehicle then goes to the dismantling area; this is where parts go through inspecting and prepared for resale. Eventually, each auto part has a tag and code. As a result, they are on record in the computer inventory system before adequately stored.
THE ULTIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL CHOICE
It may not seem like a great choice to re-use good quality parts from another vehicle. When the resulting savings in energy, raw materials, and pollution is astronomical. By using Green Recycled Parts, you will help to sustain a modern global recycling industry. With this in mind, this industry reclaims over 12 million vehicles across North America annually. Auto recycling is the ultimate environmental choice. Automobiles are the most recyclable product on earth. It also helps to keep dangerous toxins from releasing into our ground and water, not only but also it also prevents unnecessary use of valuable landfill. We’ll be preserving scarce natural resource with less need for new parts to be made, therefore cutting down on the resulting pollution.
FAST ENVIRONMENTAL FACTS
Over 80% of the entire vehicle by weight is recyclable, reusable or remanufactured.
Recyclable parts save an estimate of 80 million barrels of oil annually, as a result, produce new replacement parts.
Auto recycling provides about 40% of the ferrous metal for the scrap processing industry across North America.
Substituting low-sulfur scrap metal for high-sulfur raw ore can reduce a steel mill’s air pollution. Therefore as much as 86% and water pollution by 76%.
Auto recyclers reclaim the same amount of toxic oils and fluids safely as eight Exxon Valdez disasters each year! Due to recycling automobiles properly.
1) ANTIFREEZE & WASHER FLUID
Recyclers make these fluids separate and sell them onsite or send them to reputable recycling facilities. To reuse these fluids after they go through the recycling process.
We install good condition, dependable batteries into vehicles for re-use. Also, other batteries go to a recycling facility.
3) MERCURY SWITCHES
For a period, manufacturers had mercury switches to control convenience lights and ABS systems. Although they are no longer in new vehicles, there are hundreds of thousands of them still in vehicles on the road today.
4) FREON & OTHER REFRIDGERANTS
Technicians carefully remove gases from air-conditioning systems to ensure none of them escape. Straightaway they sell the refrigerant to an authorized buyer.
Once the oil is empty from all vehicles, it goes through a series of tests. After the tests, these oils become energy recovery in oil furnaces to heat buildings. Then any excess goes through a process at a recycling facility.
6) DOORS & PANELS
Doors and body panels that are in suitable condition are sent to body shops to repair the damage and sell. In time unusable parts are made into as scrap and the metal is recyclable.
7) WHEELS & TIRES
We re-use quality tires with lots of tread life. Eventually, tire recyclers process other tires as tire crumb to make new products or to pave our highways. Wheels are sold for re-use, but in some cases, the wheels are reconditioned. In the event of damage to the wheels, these are scrap metal.
Empty gas tanks are removed using special equipment, gas tanks. Not to mention auto recyclers use these fuels in their equipment.
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THOROLD AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS
T. 905-227-4118 or 1-800-263-4708
1108 Beaverdams Road, Thorold, ON, L2V 3Y7
Monday – Friday open 8am-5pm | Closed Weekends
Regarding COVID-19: We are open from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Social distancing is in effect as well as a sanitized station, only two people are allowed in the waiting room at one time.
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